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I'm from Iran, Can I take Oracle Java Exams?

 
Farhad Persian
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Hi everyone,

I'm from Iran and I moved to Australia six months ago. I still have Iranian passport and I am not permanent resident of Australia yet. Since my current address is in Australia, I was wonder if it would be possible for me (based on export regulations of United States) to get Oracle Java certifications in order to improve my resume.

I asked this question from Oracle official website, but they answered me an auto-generated answer and unrelated to my question. Is anybody out there who can help me.

thanks in advance.
 
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Welcome to the forum. You can use the Pearson Vue test locator to find test centers for Oracle certifications in Australia. When I searched I came up with only 5 test centers.

The certification is global, not limited based on any nationality or passport status. You should be able to study and secure a test date and take the test. I think all you need is valid proof of identity to confirm who you are when you take the test.

Good luck to you.

use this link: http://www.pearsonvue.com/vtclocator/
Then choose "IT" in the left column and choose "Oracle" in the right column.
Another pop-up appears asking for an address. Put in your address and see what results you get. If there are none, get less granular and just type in Australia and you should see all five centers in the country.
 
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First of all a warm welcome to the CodeRanch!

From this link:
Export Restrictions
Oracle policy prohibits nationals of the embargoed territories of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan, from taking an Oracle test or from becoming certified. For further information, please view the full policy.


The full policy can be found here.

Based on this thread on the Oracle forum, you won't be able to take any oracle java exam. It's a 3 year old thread, so maybe things have changed. Let us hope!

Good luck!
 
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Good detective work Roel. Thanks for correcting my assumption. Hopefully there is a way around that for a dedicated developer from Iran.
 
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Blake Edward wrote:Hopefully there is a way around that for a dedicated developer from Iran.

I'm afraid his chances are slim, very slim. It's US law, so I think there's very little Oracle can do about it. You even can't get a license for one of their products based on these export regulations.
 
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I found this on a Pearson Vue site for the UAE: http://www.newhorizons.com/localweb/uae/dubai/exam-certification-testing-center-.aspx

Candidates from the Embargoed countries are not allowed to register for exams unless they provide alternative residence proof of non-embargoed country.
The following are examples of valid identifications containing a permanently affixed photograph qualify.
• passport
• driver’s license
• state/country identification card
• school ID
• military ID
• credit card
• library card
• social Security card
• any membership card
• work badge


Candidates who do not have one of these photo identifications may create an acceptable form of identification by permanently affixing a recent photo to a blank paper, signing the paper, and having the signature notarized. The notary seal must overlap the photo.


There is hope...
 
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Blake Edward wrote:
The following are examples of valid identifications containing a permanently affixed photograph qualify.
• passport
• driver’s license
• state/country identification card
• school ID
• military ID
• credit card
• library card
• social Security card
• any membership card
• work badge


Candidates who do not have one of these photo identifications may create an acceptable form of identification by permanently affixing a recent photo to a blank paper, signing the paper, and having the signature notarized. The notary seal must overlap the photo.

I want know if i have pasport (not english)(Ukrainian) and for example credit card (embossed with first name, last name and photo) and i pass Oracle OCA and after reissue of cart (for example because end of date) and new credit cart will have difference in translitiration (first or last name): will i have any problem with registring on next step exam?
 
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Sergej Smoljanov wrote:I want know if i have pasport (not english)(Ukrainian) and for example credit card (embossed with first name, last name and photo) and i pass Oracle OCA and after reissue of cart (for example because end of date) and new credit cart will have difference in translitiration (first or last name): will i have any problem with registring on next step exam?

I don't think that will cause a problem. On my credit card (which doesn't has a photograph, so it would not qualify) there is no distinction between first name & last name. But it has the same name as on my identification card, maybe in another order. But it still is the same name. And if you take the exam in a testing center in your own country, the employees are mostly familiar with the most common identifications. And to be really sure, you can always take a 3rd identification (with photograph) from the list.
 
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Sergej Smoljanov wrote:I want know if i have pasport (not english)(Ukrainian) and for example credit card (embossed with first name, last name and photo) and i pass Oracle OCA and after reissue of cart (for example because end of date) and new credit cart will have difference in translitiration (first or last name): will i have any problem with registring on next step exam?

Oracle uses your account as a unique id and not your name. They need to accommodate women getting married and the like. Which is a common occurrence so having a system using name as the primary key would be foolish of them.

When I took the exam, I registered for it and typed in my own name. The showing id was to make sure I am that person. It's not to match your name letter by letter.
 
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